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For appointments please Text: 07551009938 for call-back or Tel: 01773 713576

Our superb clinic, BELPER FUNCTIONAL HEALTH is 56-58 Bridge Street Belper, Derbyshire for Oncology Massage, Skincare and Facials in addition to Remedial Massage treatments.

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 Scientific studies have shown benefits of massage therapy for insomnia, multiple sclerosis, anxiety, cancer pain, post-operative recovery, MS, ME, fibromylga and other conditions.

Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy ravage the skin which can take several years to repair. Taking good care of the skin from the beginning of the treatment is greatly important. We use specialist products for our oncology massage and oncology skincare which are specifically formulated to help counteract and repair damaged skin. Defiant Beauty for those actively receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy and Beauty Beyond Cancer for clients that have journeyed through cancer. Beauty Despite Cancer products by Jennifer Young are also available to order.

Several recent studies point to benefits of massage therapy that help heal the heart.

Earlier this year, 50 people with mildly elevated blood pressure received a 15-minute massage, three times a week for 10 sessions, while a similar group just relaxed for the same amount of time. Blood pressure fell at the end of the sessions and remained lower for several days—but only in the massage group.

Another study this year examined 8 women with high blood pressure who'd had an hour long massage each week for four weeks. At the end of that period, their blood pressure fell by 12 mm Hg systolic (top number) and measurements in the blood reflecting inflammation (specifically VCAM-1 if you like science) fell significantly. A control group just rested for the same amount of time and had smaller improvements in the same measurements. The drop in markers of inflammation is intriguing and suggests massage therapy may have a body-wide healing effect.

Why might massage therapy result in improvements in measurements of cardiovascular function?

Reductions in salivary and urinary levels of the stress hormone cortisol have been observed during research.
Given that so many people struggle with with high blood pressure, massage therapy can join acupuncture, yoga, meditation, and Tai Chi as complimentary approaches to maintaining optimal vascular health.

Maybe this is the week to schedule a massage treatment to move toward that goal?

I am an experienced therapist of 30 years, and educator / tutor for over 20 years. . I have both trained in, and taught specialist massage modalities and I am available for treatments and training courses.

Oncology massage and Oncology skincare (Rose Quartz Crystal facials). Tailor made treatments for people journeying through and beyond cancer. I use only Jennifer Young Products which are formulated specifically to deal with such problems as 'chemo skin'

Phys-essential Therapy. This is a specific type of gentle massage using prescription massage oils, individually blended for each client to support the immune system and dependent upon their needs, whether it be heart problems, ME, MS, Fibromyalgia, post operative care etc

Lymphatic Drainage which is particularly useful in areas where lymphodema or lipoma is present.

Deep tissue / Trigger point release. This specialist treatment targets knots and painful areas such as IT band syndrome and other common but painful sporting injuries.

Cost: £45.00 for the first session which usually takes 90 minutes approximately and includes an in depth consultation.
Second and subsequent treatments are £20.00 per half hour or £40.00 per hour.
Treatments are available at our clinic in Belper, Derbyshire